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Show without recourse to any calculating aid that 7^{1/2} + 7^{1/3} + 7^{1/4} < 7 and 4^{1/2} + 4^{1/3} + 4^{1/4} > 4 . Sketch the graph of f(x) = x^{1/2} + x^{1/3} + x^{1/4} -x

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You can differentiate and integrate n times but what if n is not a whole number? This generalisation of calculus was introduced and discussed on askNRICH by some school students.

Curvy Catalogue

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Can you sketch the following curves?

1. A continuous curve with exactly one point with zero gradient and exactly two zeros.
 
2. A continuous curve with exactly two points with zero gradient and exactly two zeros.
 
3. A continuous curve with exactly one point with zero gradient and exactly one zero.

4. A continuous curves with exactly two points with zero gradient and exactly one zero.

Can you give examples of algebraic equations that satisfy each of the conditions above?

Extension:
Prove that in a much larger catalogue you could construct examples of continuous curves with exactly $N$ points of zero gradient and exactly $M$ zeros for any non-negative whole numbers $N$ and $M$.